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Reply To: Have you ever been told that supporting Israel prevents you from supporting Palestinians? After taking this course, how would you go about responding to false accusations like this?

Jordan Leatherwood

John, it is so cool that you get to serve in that capacity for AIPAC. I am curious though. You talked about the community being heavily pro-Israel and not against a Palestine state. In my community, which is very heavily conservative, they either don’t know what is happening, or they only see the negative portrayals of Palestinians in certain media outlets. In your experience, did you have to persuade many people about the real facts of the conflict? If so, how did you go about it? It seems to me that the only way we can do this is by changing hearts and minds.